• The Broken Bubble

  • By: Philip K. Dick
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 12-13-13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 (11 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Set in San Francisco in 1956, The Broken Bubble traces the ups and downs and ins and outs of four characters who are not quite sure of the lives they’re living. Jim Briskin, local radio DJ, his ex-wife Pat, the young married couple Art and Rachel Emmanual – all are acutely observed and sympathetically portrayed. Briskin is suspended from his job for refusing to read a particularly repellant ad, while Art foolishly gets mixed up in a group of absurd would-be revolutionaries. As they all get entangled and not quite disentangled with each other, it becomes apparent they are seeking only – in typical Dick fashion – to live more or less happily - if not ever after, then at least for a while. Modest as it may seem, it is an ambition very difficult to achieve.
©1988 by the estate of Philip K. Dick (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Jim Harris on 12-18-15

Literary PKD

Great little tale for fans of PKD's rejected mainstream novels of the 1950s. Vivid details of 1956 about a disc jockey and his ex-wife becoming involved with science fiction fan and his wife.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Randall on 01-10-15

More than a wast of a credit

I just finished listening to this book, and just realized that it was more than a wast of a credit. It was a complete wast of my time. This book was not like anything else I've read from Philip Dick. It is a story about a man and his ex wife, and a young couple that live in San Francisco. About their dealings and misdealings with one another.
Then as a small side story with a conspiracy theory nut, and an unrelated convention tossed in for filler.

Oh ya, I almost forgot. The conventioneers pay a stripper to get in a clear plastic bubble and roll around the floor in a hotel room.

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